European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)

ECRI’s Round Table in Ukraine

Great Conference Hall of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Kiev, 7 May 2009

PROGRAMME

Ukrainian version

REGISTRATION: 8:45

Moderator of the morning session: Ms Nina KARPACHOVA, Parliamentary Commissioner for Human Rights

9:00 – 9:15

OPENING

 

- Opening by Prof. Eva SMITH ASMUSSEN, Chair of ECRI
- Opening Address by Ms Nina KARPACHOVA, Parliamentary Commissioner for Human Rights
- Opening Address by Ms Valerija LUTKOVSKA, Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine

9:15 – 10:30 THEME I – ECRI’S REPORT ON UKRAINE

9:15 – 9:25

Introduction to ECRI’s work
by Prof. Eva SMITH ASMUSSEN, Chair of ECRI

9:25 – 9:45

Conclusions to be drawn from ECRI’s Report on Ukraine,
by Mr Baldur KRISTJÁNSSON, Member of ECRI

9:45 – 10:30

Discussion: open to the floor

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:45 THEME II - RESPONDING TO RACIALLY MOTIVATED VIOLENCE

10:45 – 11:00

Racially motivated violence in Ukraine: who are the victims?
by Ms Tetyana MAZUR, Director of Amnesty International Ukraine

11:00 – 11:15

The role of the criminal justice system in preventing and responding to racially motivated violence,
by Ms Nataliya DRYOMINA-VOLOC, Senior Researcher of the National Academy of the General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine

11:15 – 11:30

Presentation of “Diversity Initiative” platform,
by Mr Jeffrey LABOVITZ, Chief of the International Organization for Migration mission in Ukraine

11:30 – 12:30

Discussion: open to the floor

12:30 – 2:00

Lunch Break

Moderator of the afternoon session: Mr Iegor SOBOLIEV, Journalist

2:00 – 3:30 THEME III – THE FIGHT FOR EQUALITY – IMPLEMENTING ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAWS

2:00 – 2:15

ECRI’s standards for the development of a comprehensive legislative and institutional framework for combating racism and racial discrimination,
by Ms Claudia LAM, Acting Executive Secretary to ECRI

2:15 – 2:30

The legislative and institutional framework for combating racism and racial discrimination in Ukraine,
by Mr Volodymyr YAVORSKYY, Executive Director of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union

2:30 – 2:45

The situation of racism and racial discrimination in Ukraine,
by Ms Nina KARPACHOVA, Parliamentary Commissioner for Human Rights

2:40 – 3:15

Discussion: open to the floor

3:15 – 3:30

Coffee Break

3:30 – 5:15 THEME IV - RACISM, XENOPHOBIA, ANTISEMITISM AND INTOLERANCE IN PUBLIC DISCOURSE AND IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE

3:30 – 3:45

The climate of opinion with regard to vulnerable groups in Ukraine,
by Mr Yevgeniy ZAKHAROV, Co-Chair of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group

3:45 – 4:00

Antisemitism in Ukraine,
by Mr Vyacheslav LIKHACHEV, Member of the Association of Jewish Organisations and Communities in Ukraine

4:00 – 4:15

Governmental initiatives for combating racism and xenophobia in Ukraine,
by Mr Kostyantin DYKAN, Director of the Department on Ethnic Policy and European Integration, State Committee of Ukraine on Nationalities and Religions

4:15 – 5:00

Discussion: open to the floor

5:00 – 5:15

CONCLUSIONS of the Round Table

 

- Presentation of the conclusions of the Round Table by the Moderator